Lock Haven University to Hold 53rd Annual Science Convocation

Lock Haven, PA – Lock Haven University’s natural science departments of Biology, Chemistry, Geology, and Physics are pleased to invite the public to the 53rd Annual Science Convocation. The Convocation will be held from 12:30-2pm on November 1, 2013 in Room 334 of the new Lock Haven University Science Center, 301 West Church Street, Lock Haven. This annual event gives the science faculty the opportunity to recognize and reward excellent students who have excelled academically in the natural sciences.

WHAT:          Lock Haven University’s 53rd Annual Science Convocation

WHEN:          Friday, November 1, 2013 from 12:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.

WHERE:       Lock Haven University Science Center, 301 West Church Street, Lock Haven, Room 334

WHO:             Dr. Ted Nuttall, (570) 484-2058, tnuttall@lhup.edu

This year’s speaker is Dr. Jeremy Luterbacher who will speak about “Chemically depolymerizing plants: a new strategy for replacing fossil based fuels and chemicals.” Dr. Luterbacher earned both a B.Sc. (2005) and M.Sc. (2007) in Chemical Engineering from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, and a M.Sc. (2010) and Ph.D. (2012) in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. He is currently finishing a Swiss NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Dumesic Research Group, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin. Dr. Luterbacher is the author of many peer-reviewed publications, holder of three patents, and an accomplished fencer. Beginning in 2014, he will be an Assistant Professor at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland.

Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and work in Pennsylvania.